Splendour In The Grass might become a 4-day event in the near future. SITG promoters Secret Sounds has revealed that they hope to add an extra day to the roster amid their frustrations of not securing the North Byron Parklands as the permanent home for the festival.
In case you missed it, check out our recap of 2018's Splendour festival.
A spokesperson for SITG said: “We would like to add more stages, we would like to grow the experience of the festival, we would like more people to be able to attend and experience the festival. We can’t offer anyone that; if we don’t get approval this year, we can’t add the stages, add an extra day to the program — which is what we’d like to do — because we don’t have enough time to schedule the talent before we launch the show next year.”
“We’re concerned with how slow the Department [Of Planning] are moving, and I guess I’m seeking some kind of support into trying to put pressure on the Department to process this application before the year is out."
“The reason we need it approved before [next] year, is that it will allow us both the growth that we need to survive – if we don’t have it this year then we’re going to be sort of treading water for another 12 months. It’s been a very frustrating process.”
If Secret Sounds doesn’t receive approval for permanence at North Byron Parklands, the company would consider taking Splendour back to the Queensland town of Woodford where it was in 2010 and 2011.
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